Sticks and stones *will* break my bones (so will light fixtures)…by Cara on Dec 8, 2011 • 3:00 am 58 Comments
The time is ticking
on your virtual Advent Calendar!
Well, it’s official.
My body is falling apart.
I’m like The Glass Man in the movie “Amelie “
who spends 20 years of his old life cooped up in his bubble-wrapped apartment,
trying to figure out the expression of the woman behind the drinking glass
in the Renoir painting.
My bones feel brittle and ready to shatter at any momen’ts notice.
Yesterday I found out that I sprained my right wrist;
a reoccuring injury for the past year or so.
I did it while trying to turn off the kitchen light.
That’s right. You heard me correctly.
This is also coming from the girl who:
broke her hand by slipping on a pillow;
fractured her foot by sitting in a coffee shop;
and sprained said wrist by pushing down too hard on a stapler.
The Glass Man.
I also found out that I need to start
taking preventive measures because I am in the pre-stages of…
At 33 years old.
Does a lot of chocolate and peanut butter enable the healing process of a sprain?
Because it’s all I ever want to eat now.
I’m protesting against my body.
I will be my own personal Occupy Cara,
except I will do my best to bathe regularly…
while wearing a sexy brace.
Susan’s Peanut Butter & Chocolate Squares Recipe
Do not share these with anyone. Eat all of them!
1 1/2 c. chunky peanut butter
1/2 c. melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c. powdered sugar
2 c. gluten-free/vegan graham crackers, crushed
1 bag Enjoy Life non-dairy chocolate chips, melted
Mix peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla, sugar and crackers together.
Press into a parchment-lined 9×13 pan.
Pour the chocolate over on the top.
Refrigerate for 2 hours (or longer)
I will forever be thanking Brooke for introducing me to this recipe!
Go check out her post on these delicious squares too…
This is, without a doubt, something that I will make over and over again.
And if I say that, that means that it’s *that* good.
I rarely repeat recipes unless it’s amazing.
Now if I can only find a way to coat my house with these treats.
If that is possible, then being The Glass Man
might not be so bad after all…